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Celebrating Books & More: Currently on Display

Find out more information about current book displays and find bibliographies of past book displays here!


Many of the resources in the book displays are available electronically!  Check out the bibliographies for more information.



October 2017 Displays

Happy October!

Midterms are in full swing! If you are in need of a break from your papers and exams, come to the library and explore our book displays. This month displays feature graphic novels, books for Latinx hertiage month, and books that explore culture and identity. Come to Anderson Academic Commons to have a look for yourself or explore the online books and films you can read and watch from home!

Click on a PDF links below for the entire list of resources featured in this month's displays! 

We also have great new DVD displays out on the third floor. Have a look!

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Book Displays

- Graphic Novels - 

DU has an enormous collection of graphic novels so we've collected  bunch for you to browse. The graphic novel display includes popular titles, such as Amulet, lesser known titles, books on the history of graphic novels, and guides to creating your own graphic novel. A graphic novel is a great item to check out and read during the busy mid-term season!

- Latinx Heritage Month - 

Latino or latina? How about Latinx? Latinx is a gender neutral term for Latino/ Latina that allows for many groups of people to be included and represented. The month between September 15 and October 15 celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latinx people. In support of the Latino Student Alliance, this display explores books with uniquely Latinx themes.

- "My culture is not a costume" -

Happy Halloween and costume season! Before dressing up this year, you may want to think about your costume choices. DU's Diversity group in Housing & Residential Education has launched a campaign to raise awareness on culturally appropriated costumes. We created a book display to go along with this campaign. This display features a wide variety of books on material culture, such as the history of the kimono, Italian street style, traditional Ecuadorian clothing, textbooks for understanding clothing and identity, and more!

Check out their campaign here!


DVD Displays

- Indigenous Film - 

Indigenous people and themes are explored through this display of dramas, comedies, and documentaries. Some of the films displayed include Barking Water, Christmas in the Clouds, Off the Rez, and Powwow Highway.

- Mexico - 

Check out one of our DVDs and travel to Mexico. This DVD display includes documentaries, thrillers, romantic comedies, and more. Some of the films include El Bruto, Cartel Land, Cilantro Y Perejil, and Bless Me, Ultima.

- Zhang Yimou - 

Zhang Yimou is one of China’s more talented film directors. He has produced, directed, written, and acted in famous films, including Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Curse of the Golden Flower. Check out one of his films to discover Yimou’s talent.